Lionsgate has optioned the rights to the bestselling Crossfire series of romantic novels by Sylvia Day to turn them into a TV series. The Crossfire adult novel franchise, which has sold over 12 million copies since its debut last year, centers on Eva Tramell, a young up-and comer in the advertising world, and billionaire businessman, Gideon Cross who are both trying to overcome their devastating and abusive pasts. As they are intensely drawn to one another, both physically and emotionally, the two must find a way to heal each other in order to move on and establish a healthy romantic relationship. “Sylvia has created an enduring, sexy and edgy story, and we’re looking forward to working with her to create a show that both excites and connects with audiences as her books have done,” said Lionsgate TV EVP Chris Selak, who will oversee the development of the project. So far, there are three novels in the Crossfire series, Bared To You, Reflected In You and Entwined With You, with a fourth, Captivated By You, set for release in late 2013-early 2014. Lionsgate’s book-to-screen adaptations include the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black on the TV side and the Hunger Games and Twilight franchises in features. Crossfire was brought to Lionsgate by producers Jeremy Bolt of Impact Pictures (Resident Evil) and Stephanie Johnson of Clover Entertainment, with CAA brokering the deal of behalf of Day, in conjunction with Trident Media Group.
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